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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 59-61

Correlation of dental caries and blood group in Western Punjab population in India

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Dentistry, M.D.M. Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
3 Department of Dentistry, Guru Kirpa Dental Clinic and Implant Centre, Bhadaur, Punjab, India
4 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Smit Singla
C/o Dr. Snehil, Guru Kirpa Dental Clinic, Jaid Market, Bhadaur - 148 102, Punjab
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2229-6360.175034

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Background: Prevalence and treatment of the caries disease are interconnected concepts. Association between dental caries and ABO blood group is not studied in relation to a specific geographic location. Here a study conducted on a group of patients belonging to Western Punjab region. Objective: To determine the severity of dental caries in each type of blood group (ABO). Methods: The sample for the study consisted of 150 patients undergoing routine dental checkup in the dental center. Correlation between dental caries and blood groups were done using decayed, missing, and filled teeth index. Results: There is increased the prevalence of dental caries in nonsecretor as compared to secretors in Western Punjab population. Conclusion: Non secretors are more prone to dental caries as compared to secretors.

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